Apr 22, 2014 - Opinions    No Comments   ,

Former GS CEO pleads guilty to embezzlement

What is up with this?  I missed this story the first time around.

Carne, 62, pleaded guilty to a single count of embezzlement Monday in Hanover Circuit Court and faces up to 20 years in prison when she is sentenced in July.

Carne, sitting beside defense lawyer Craig Cooley and speaking in a steady voice, calmly admitted embezzlements that totaled $22,979.80 from the 12,000-Scout strong Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia, which covers 30 counties and six cities, including Richmond.

Was she a GS as a girl or as an adult?  I’m just wondering who we’re really hiring when it comes down to it.  I know there are business decisions that have to be made, but it behooves us as an organization to have people in place that have a history of Scouting and know what it’s really all about.  I’m glad to see though that the GS of the Commonwealth replaced her with someone who has a background in scouting according to the article.

Apr 18, 2014 - Ideas    2 Comments   ,

Tacos in a Bag

FritosFor dinner on our camping trip, the girls picked Tacos in a Bag.  It was a big hit, and it’s perfect for a young troop because there’s really not much cooking other than the ground beef.  You could even cook the meat ahead of time and just warm it up over either a fire or a propane stove. Read more »

First Camping Trip – Day One

Camp Mary ElizabethSo after finally gathering up the courage and waiting for my girls to get old enough, we took our 2nd year Brownies (and one junior) on a “dress rehearsal” camping trip this past weekend to Camp Mary Elizabeth.  I call it a dress rehearsal, because not only was it most of the girls’ first time camping, it was also my first time planning one.  I’ve been on many a camping trip in my life, but I never planned one before.  I took Sleep Out training three years ago and a refresher course at last year’s Mountain Magic, so I was pretty excited and nervous at the same time.  But if things just absolutely fall apart, we have CME’s lodge as a backup.

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